Four Renowned Leaders Join the Mann Center for the Performing Arts’ Board of Directors

Mann Center for the Performing Arts

PHILADELPHIA, PA — The Mann Center for the Performing Arts has announced the appointment of four distinguished leaders to its Board of Directors. The newly appointed directors – John Chin, Kevin Harden Jr., Cam Hicks, and Rick Sutliff – are expected to contribute their rich expertise in organizational development, advocacy, and workforce training to the esteemed performing arts organization.

Catherine M. Cahill, president and CEO of the Mann, expressed enthusiasm for the commitment, diverse backgrounds, and community ties that the new directors bring. “Their deep roots in the community and commitment to justice and empowerment will strengthen our efforts to serve our Philadelphia and Parkside neighbors,” Cahill remarked.

John Chin, the executive director of the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation (PCDC), is known for his work in equitable development and neighborhood empowerment. His leadership at PCDC has been marked by a focus on local advocacy, support services, economic development, and neighborhood beautification. Chin expressed his excitement to join the Mann Center, emphasizing the significance of inclusive development and community.

Kevin Harden Jr., a trial lawyer at Ross Feller Casey, has contributed significantly to the civil rights and wrongful convictions sectors, handling complex cases involving catastrophic injuries and medical malpractice. He has also secured over $40 million in settlements and verdicts for victims and their families. A West Philadelphia native, Harden brings a deep understanding of the transformative power of educational initiatives like those of the Mann’s.

Cam Hicks is an executive officer, corporate vice president, and chief human resources officer for Teleflex, a global medical technology company. With over 30 years of experience in human resources and organizational development, Hicks promises to bring valuable insights to the Mann’s board. His decorated career includes teaching at the Richard Ivey School of Business in Canada and receiving recognition as “CHRO of the Year” in 2018.

Rick Sutliff rounds out the new appointments. With over 37 years at Henkels & McCoy, Sutliff brings extensive experience in training and workforce development. He has devoted his career to empowering individuals through education and workforce development programs. As a former member of the Mann’s Chairman’s Council, Sutliff looks forward to expanding opportunities for youth and promoting lifelong learning through the arts.

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